Reg and I had a great new TV antenna installed on our Eco-Tourer caravan for our current tour. One that is roof mounted so we do not have to find a space to pack it and it winds up from inside the caravan, so easy. Of course we were eager to try out our new toy, and we found ourselves parked under a dense tree this week, blocking TV signals and next week we are going to be ‘behind a hillside’, No TV, no wireless internet and no mobile telephone. I am not sure how long I will last. I want to stay for one week and I will be able to access a satellite internet connection in off peak hours before 11 am, so it is ‘possible’ I will survive the culture shock of being removed from access to the internet aside from rationed, morning time spans.
I found this, the grey-nomads guide to TV reception, yes he describes the tree that is blocking our signal. We once owned a satellite dish, to get TV reception in remote areas, but sold it, we found it far too complicated to set up and tune in. We like to keep it simple.
So for the first part of our 2010 tour, we have a two positioned TV set up in our caravan where we can watch the TV from our bed or from the chairs at the front of the van. We just have not been in an area with TV signals strong enough t give us decent TV as yet to actually try out our new ‘toy’,
I went to the market in Cowes and bought a few DVD’s, so we have had some evening entertainment and of course am always happy if I can go on line and read and write, which I have been able to do this week.
So once we are in a TV area, I will be able to let you know how our new aerial is performing.
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